Despite being physically challenged with low vision in his both eyes, Aash Man Rai of Khudunabari camp has been playing a number of musical instruments since two decades. Among others, he says he has developed an affair with flute and regards that he is more attached to playing flute than other instruments.
The whole camp residents call him ‘Bubu’, which according to him, means ‘brother’ in Rai language. A man of amazing quality, 37-year-old Bubu spends most of his time in the camp-based elderly care center daily, although the center is without any senior citizen. Vidhyapati Mishra of Bhutan News Service talked to him last Friday in Khudunabari camp in the premises of elderly care center. He claims that he has chosen this place to play his flute since his mother is against his attachment to music and musical instruments.